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Sweet Bean

The film centres around Sentaro, a middle-aged manager whose business takes off when he hires an eccentric 76-year-old woman who specializes in making dorayaki pancakes.
Duration: 113 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2015
IMDb: 7.3
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December 13, 2016 Sweet Bean senses how even the tiniest change in the basic ingredients of one's life can yield considerable rewards.
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Sunday Independent (Ireland)
August 08, 2016 A subtle treat, Sweet Bean is an unusual and interesting gentle pleasure.
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Wall Street Journal
April 07, 2016 Ms. Kawase's sweet, slow film -- very slow, I'm obliged to say -- becomes a meditation on solitary lives lived at the margins of society; on old age, and on the urgency of telling our stories, which may sometimes include recipes.
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New York Times
March 18, 2016 The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion.
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Christian Science Monitor
March 18, 2016 A delicate little fable that creeps up on you. It seems slight at first, but it's held together by a performance from the veteran actress Kirin Kiki
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Brooklyn Magazine
November 15, 2016 Echoes of classic Japanese cinema resound all over Sweet Bean, but its tugs at the heartstrings feel calculated in a way that Ozu's and Naruse's never did.
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Chicago Reader
April 07, 2016 Ultimately Kawase is more interested in charting emotional and sensory landscapes than in thinking through any narrative thread, yet there's something to be said for the movie's sincerity and simple beauty.
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Los Angeles Times
April 08, 2016 Its sentimentality is tempered by the elegant restraint of the fine lead performances.
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San Francisco Chronicle
April 07, 2016 Kawase handles the material delicately and skillfully, and Kirin - a one-time ingenue actress whose first important film was in one of the early "Tora-san" movies - hits all the right notes.
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Irish Times
August 09, 2016 Sweet Bean's gentle, quiet drama shares DNA with the work of Kawase's compatriot, Hirokazu Koreeda. Sweet by name, sweet by nature.
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Film Ireland Magazine
January 03, 2017 Sweet Bean is a film that does its conventions right but gives nothing impactful as a result.
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